Silicon Liquid Crystal Light Valves: Status and Issues

U. Efron, P. O. Braatz, M. J. Little, R. N. Schwartz, J. Grinberg

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The structure, operation and performance of the silicon-based liquid crystal light valves: The photoactivated, CCD-addressed and visible-to-IR converter are described. The performance limitations of the readout structure, in particular, those affecting resolution, sensitivity, contrast ratio and speed, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-84
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 13 Dec 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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